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Strike in Scotland closes major North Sea oil pipeline

Posted: 04/27/2008 - Hundreds of workers at Scotland's only oil refinery on Sunday began a 48-hour strike that has forced BP PLC to shut a pipeline system that delivers almost a third of Britain's North Sea oil.

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Obama discounts race as a factor in presidential election

Posted: 04/27/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Sunday that race is not the reason he is struggling to attract working-class votes and insisted he can win over uncommitted superdelegates by showing he is "best able to not just defeat John McCain, but also lead the country."

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New round of evacuations as Calif. wildfire creeps closer

Posted: 04/27/2008 - A wildfire that broke out in a popular hiking area blackened the steep slopes of foothills outside Los Angeles and led to evacuation orders for residents of about 550 homes, authorities said Sunday.

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Korean Tries to Set Himself on Fire During Seoul Torch Run

Posted: 04/27/2008 - A North Korean defector tried to set himself on fire to halt the Olympic torch relay through Seoul, while thousands of police guarded the flame Sunday from protesters blasting China's treatment of North Korean refugees.

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Golfer Hits Two Holes-in-One in the Same Round

Posted: 04/27/2008 - Luck doesn't even to begin to describe golfer Ted Kemp's round on Monday. Kemp, a 12-handicapper, knocked in holes-in-one on back-to-back par 3s at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.

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Anti-war Cindy Sheehan files to take on Pelosi

Posted: 04/26/2008 - Sheehan was at San Francisco City Hall on Friday to take out papers for her independent run for Congress, but without those signatures from voters in the district, her name won't show up on the ballot.

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Record High Gas Prices On The Map

Posted: 04/26/2008 - National Average Now $3.577 A Gallon; Oil Prices Rise Sharply On Reported Persian Gulf Incident

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Southern Baptist Membership, Baptisms Decline in 2007

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The number of people baptized in Southern Baptist churches fell for the third straight year in 2007 to the denomination's lowest level since 1987, and membership dipped slightly as well.

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Japan Welcomes Olympic Flame

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Protestors and riot police are among the crowd of thousands welcoming the Summer Olympic torch into Japan, as the flame makes its way to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Japanese protestors are also making their case for China to correct its treatment against Tibet.

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